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New Zealand support directory: Programs

support directory New Zealand

After A Suicide

Offering practical information and guidance to people who have lost someone to suicide.

Alcohol Drug Helpline

Confidential information, advice and referral service for people with questions about their own or someone elses drinking or drug use. Callers can access brief interventions while those needing ongoing counselling are referred to appropriate local services.

Freephone: 0800 787 797 Mobile: 021 364 484

Anxiety Helpline

For people feeling anxious or for those seeking advice for a friend or family member.

0800 269 4389

Are You Okay?

Information about services that can help you if you are experiencing or witnessing violence, or want to change your own behaviour.

9:00am to 11:00pm every day 0800 456 450

Asian Family Services

Support by trained counsellors, social workers and health promoters.

Freephone 0800 862 342

Depression Helpline

Talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions.

Freephone 0800 111 757

Mobile TXT 4042


Healthline is a free telephone advice service staffed by registered nurses. Healthline is available for all, from the newborn to the elderly, and is accessible from either a landline or a cell phone.

24 hours a day, seven days a week 0800 611 116

Le Va

Information and support for Pasifika families on mental health, addiction and suicide prevention.

Lifeline Aotearoa

A free and confidential crisis helpline service. Lifeline provides brief intervention counselling support for all areas of concern, for example: relationships, employment, finances, abuse, suicide, parenting, sexual identity, substance abuse, mental illness, and depression. Lifeline is often the first step for people reaching out for help. Lifeline’s helpline operators will help to clarify the situation you are facing and the support that you would like to receive.

24 hours a day, seven days a week 0800 54 33 54

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental health Foundation provides free information and training, and advocate for policies and services that support people with experience of mental illness, and also their families/whānau and friends.

Mid-South Island Women's Refuge & Family Safety Service

Services include:

Safe emergency accommodation

Advocacy and support

Relocation to other areas

Justice approved Education DVA (Domestic Violence Approved) programme for women, children and teenagers

Public awareness

Domestic violence training to government and non-government organisations

24 hours a day, seven days a week 03 6845 8280 Freephone 0800 007 750

Need To Talk?

Free call or text anytime for support from a trained counsellor. If you’re feeling anxious, down, overwhelmed or just need someone to talk to, you can call or text 1737 any time, we’re available 24/7. Interpreters for a range of languages are available.

24 hours a day, seven days a week

Call or Text 1737


Confidential, free LGBTIQA+ affirming support line.

Freephone 0800 688 5463


Confidential, non‑judgemental & non‑religious support

24/7 0800 72 66 66

New Zealand support directory: Programs
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